2004 Vauxhall Zafira Energy 2.0DTi from UK and Ireland
What 7 seater can you buy for 12.5k new?
Read all the reviews and the diesel supposed to burn a litre of oil per 1,000 miles, but my Zafira hasn't used a drop in nearly 5,000 miles!
The rear wheel theft is an issue as I caught someone trying to pinch mine on my drive!! But Vauxhall have released a wheel locking device which I bought for £13.99 and fitted myself, a pain to fit and remove spare if needed, but keeps the thieves at bay!!
Rear brakes every now and again squeal, but dealer can't find any fault and said give it another 1k miles as the pads are hard and need to bed in!!!.
Fuel consumption is approx 35mpg around town (but I do drive it hard) 42mpg on a run is the best I have seen, but that's doing 80,90+ on a 130 mile trip.
All in all a nice car that gets a lot of flack, but I would recommend the Zafira Energy to any prospective buyer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th September, 2004
1st Apr 2005, 15:12
After 12 months of ownership all is well and not a drop of oil used!! Rear brakes no longer groan when reversing, but that's only just cleared up.
10k on the clock and all its cost me in 12 months is £155 for tax, £110 for 1st service and £13.99 for the anti theft device for the spare, Cheap happy motoring in my book.